Last season, Softball faced some participation troubles and ultimately had to play as a club team. This season, the Mustangs came back with a full roster and were excited to get back into varsity play. Although they traveled to Luzerne County Community College with no subs, they felt confident in their abilities.
Their confidence showed as they quickly scored two runs in the first inning. Two more in the fourth gave them a 4-2 lead. But the Mustangs weren't even close to done yet.
Behind the batting of Victoria Roetman (FR, North Penn), who had 3 RBI on 3 H, the Mustangs unleashed the bats for seven runs in the fourth inning, which allowed them to win the game on the mercy rule, 11-2.
Montgomery built off their momentum from the first game by scoring six runs in the first inning of the second game. Even though Luzerne attempted a comeback with two runs in the second inning, the Mustangs showed no mercy and batted in six more runs in the fourth, causing the game to end on the mercy rule again, this time with a 12-2 final score.
This game was certainly a team effort, with five Mustangs scoring and six Mustangs grabbing a hit. Allie Squartino (FR, Perkiomen Valley) pitched 7 of the 9 innings played and allowed only 2 ER with a 2.57 ERA.
On Tuesday, the team will travel to Rowan College at Gloucester County and will look to keep their momentum going in another double header.